Berlin High School Jazz Band Improves In Second National Appearance

After finishing 11th last year at the Berklee School of Music's High School Jazz Festival, Berlin comes in sixth this year.


On Saturday, March 2nd 2013, the Berlin High School Studio Jazz Band I traveled to Boston, Massachusetts to compete in the Berklee School of Music’s “High School Jazz Festival.”

The BHS Jazz Band placed sixth out of 16 participating schools from across the nation in Division III, narrowly missing “honorable mention” by three points.

This 6th place finish is a remarkable improvement over 2012 when the ensemble placed 11th out of 16 ensembles.

Mr. Raymond Sinclair, the high school's director of Jazz, is pleased with the results and is “glad that music and jazz in Berlin are now competing at the national level and the Berlin Studio Jazz Ensemble is now one of the premier, high school, jazz ensembles in Connecticut."

If you would like to hear the BHS Jazz Ensemble, they will be hosting their second annual "Jazz with Pizzaz" cabaret night on Saturday, June 1, 2013. This event will feature dessert, coffee and jazz performances in a cabaret club style setting.

For more information about this event and for tickets please contact Mr. Sinclair at: rsinclair@windham.k12.ct.us.


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